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What are patio homes and should you get one?

Patio Homes are built in a community of homes that can be attached through shared walls or individual detached houses. The exterior maintenance, landscaping, trash, snow removal, exterior insurance, common grounds and common water are all provided through a Homeowners Association (HOA) fees. We will tell you who typically purchases Patio Homes, the difference between a condo and patio home, how to finance them and what they cost. We will also discuss the way they [...]

What Does A Realtor Do For A Buyer?

Have you ever wondered or asked “what does a realtor do for a buyer?” I have asked this many times myself. So let’s dissect it. Our first priority is helping you find a home, but before we can start searching we have to know what you are pre-qualified for. A lender will approve you for a loan based on your financial situation. Once you are pre-approved we start searching for homes that meet your criteria. [...]

Avoid This Scam After Purchasing a Home

You just bought a home after months of looking, filling out paperwork, signing loan documents and your new deed. You get handed the keys to your new home. It is the American Dream come true and you are excited to get the truck and start moving in. Does that sound familiar? You think that everything is over and the only care you have is to get everything moved in, situated and decorated. Maybe you [...]

Best Colorado Springs Real Estate Photographers

Colorado Springs Real Estate Photography When I became a Realtor in Colorado Springs, I wanted to be the best in the city. It did not take me long to realize that it would take more than being friendly. It took the desire to help my clients sell their homes for more money than any one else and to sell them faster. I soon bought $20,000 in video production equipment and state of the art [...]

Garage Organizing at Its Best

Garage Organizing at its Best!   You know, there are always those obscure businesses that you run into that make you say....."What a Genius Idea"....."Why didn't I think of that? Well, that happened to me recently. My wife kept pestering me about organizing the garage and cleaning it up. I cleaned it up and cleaned it up and it just never seemed to satisfy her. The reason why? Well...because no matter how many times I cleaned [...]

Colorado Springs government protects us from fireworks?

  As long as I can remember as a kid, we had fireworks on the 4th of July. The family would go out into the street and lite fountains and other various fireworks. There were even those kids whos parents drove to Cheyenne Wyoming and brought back "Roman Candles" and "Black Cats" for even more fun. It was a blast. I always wondered why some of those fireworks were illegal in Colorado Springs. I never [...]

Colorado Springs Balloon Glow

Every year in Colorado Springs there is a festival of hot air balloons that fly over Colorado Springs. Many balloonists come from other States for this event on Labor Day. It is held at Memorial Park from September 3-5 and is celebrating its 40th year. There is estimated 150,000 of our city brothers and sisters who come to enjoy. In 2015 there were 65 balloons that launched. This particular event is the balloon glow that is [...]

2016 Colorado Springs Farmers Markets

Summer is FINALLY here... and you know what that means! The farmers markets are open! One of the reasons the team at Acquire Homes loves Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas is because of the vibrant culture– that includes many of our local farmers markets from around the area. If you are looking at relocating to Pikes Peak region, the list below is what you have to look forward too. Our areas farmers markets start in June [...]